FIREX-AQ Prelaunch Data Visualization

  • Released Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • Updated Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 2:31PM
  • ID: 4729

This data visualization starts with an overview of the United States west coast. As we zoom into several California wildfires, MODIS data dissolves in to show some of the low-lying smoke resulting from these fires. The camera then pans across the United States, slowly revealing CALIPSO swath passes as they dissect the atmosphere. Throughout most of the journey CALIPSO picks up many aerosol signatures as shown in the more opaque portions of the curtain.

The FIREX-AQ mission will track fire emissions as they travel across the United States. Please visit the FIREX-AQ website for more information.


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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Datasets used in this visualization

GOES-16 (Collected with the ABI sensor)

Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has 16 spectral bands, including two visible channels, four near-infrared channels and ten infrared channels. It is nearly identical to the imagers on Himawari 8 and Himawari 9.

See more visualizations using this data set
Terra and Aqua True Color (A.K.A. Band Combination 1, 4, 3) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Suomi NPP Fire Pixels (Collected with the VIIRS sensor)
Analysis | NASA/GSFC
CALIPSO Total Attenuated Backscatter (Collected with the CALIOP sensor)

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